26 Jan 2018

FRIDAY's FAVE FIVE - FIVE ON FRIDAY - SKYWATCH FRIDAY

1. I got a telephone call from the Belgian TV, asking me if they could come and film our fancy internet connection for a special TV show called : "We are not pigeons!"(On est pas des pigeons)It is a daily consumer magazine, broadcast on the Belgian TV RTBF. It shows all kind of cases where the client waits for ages for a service, or malfunctions in administrations, etc. They proposed to come next week with cameramen etc to interview us ! Of course I agreed. It's now since November that we wait that this problem will be solved, and now my patience is finished. On our Facebook meeting, I had told the story to our mayor, but apparently she didn't believe me or she didn't listen properly, I didn't want to insist, because it was a friendly Facebook meeting and not the right place or time for complaints.



The cable goes from our neighbor along the sidewalk, crosses the street, goes along the little wall anf finally ends through the cat flap in our garage. It had to be replaced already 3 times because the cars drive over it and it broke. Fortunately our internet works even with this temporary solution.

2. As usual I lost at our weekly scrabble game, we were only 4 then 3, because one had toothaches and had to go to the dentist and the other had to leave earlier because she expected her granddaughter. But still we had a nice time.

3.
The sales are ending now at the end of the month so you can get up to 70%  price reduction. As usual it rained so I went to the shopping mall, where all shops are we have along the streets in Waterloo, only it's warm and dry in there.



I noticed a new wooden statue at the entrance, but have no idea what it represents. Maybe a couple.

4. In my painting class the lady who decorates the room, had taken off the Christmas stuff and had started a new motif "Oriental" I found it very beautiful, she is very creative ! I continued the painting of cat Arthur, I want to offer it to my grandson, because he loves Arthur despite his cat allergy !



5.After the painting class we went for lunch to an Asiatic restaurant, and then separated. I needed not comfort food, but something else and as there is the sale of the sale I bought a cardigan and a long blouse.



It looks very pretty and was so cheap ! It was really worthwhile to wait for the end of the Sales. The next official Sale will be end of July !





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Sunset in Waterloo





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17 comments:

Andrew said...

So Gattina is going to be on tv! Can you save it to show us?

mamasmercantile said...

On TV, a movie star in the making...Hopefully you will finally get the work needed done. Beautiful sunset and loved your sale items.

Joyful said...

I like the idea of "We are not pigeons". It sounds like a show we should have here. We have a mini version where they do "Consumer Matters" for a few minutes segment on the main nightly news. It gets results fast! I do like your purchases. I'm always tempted by the sale of all sales, lol. The pastel colour in your sky is lovely. Enjoy your weekend Gattina.

Jim said...

Pretty skies.

Faith said...

Wow!!!! That is a LONG time to be without the Internet!!! Is that typical in Belgium or just typical with whomever your provider is?

Lovely photos of the sky!!

Fun60 said...

Hope I get to see your tv debut. It looks an interesting story. I have never seen such a ridiculous internet connection.

Jo said...

I have never seen such a makeshift internet connection! I'm pleased your problem will be aired and hope you can share the video with us. I love your painting of Arthur. And the blouse is very pretty. Enjoy your day. Jo

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Hopefully the publicity will light a fire under someone to fix the problem (that should have been fixed long ago)!! Beautiful sky shots. I don't think I could survive without internet anymore.

Wendy said...

It's amazing that you can still get online with such a ridiculous wiring arrangement! I went to a sale last week but only bought practical things like towels and wool.

Mara said...

Hope the exposure on television will help get it all sorted.

Jean @sonotorganized.com said...

Beautiful sunset! Hope the filming helps sort out your Internet connection problems. Seems strange to me that the cable would just be in the road like that. Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Willow said...

That is a crazy way to get internet into your house! No wonder the tv show wants to interview you.
Hurray on getting those great bargains on the clothes.

Barbara H. said...

Maybe that TV program will get you some results! That statue does look like a couple to me. Hurray for great sales! That's so nice to paint Arthur for your grandson.

Tamago said...

It’s exciting you are gonna be interviewed for TV! I think and hope the show would expedite the proper service eventually!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is so very interesting that your shops have sales only twice a year. We have them all the time -- one department store has a different sale every other week and then when you shop there you get a coupon for 10 or 20 percent off if you buy something within the next week. So there is always a sale. (I can't shop that often - = I hate to pay full price and I hate to shop, but I like clothes!)

Toby will love the painting your are making for him.

I hope your weather improves soon. It's actually raining here right now, but by morning the sun will be out. That's how it does here in Florida. When we lived in Oregon, it was much more like your weather.... long and constant drizzle and gray.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh and I forgot to say, let us know how the consumer program about your cable problem goes ... it's an awful way to get to be a TV Star!

Claudie Cartereau said...

I played scrabble with Pierre when we were in the Alpen and always we had great and funny time !

Je résiste aux soldes car j'avais pas mal dépensé lors du black friday !